Public School Enrollment on the Rise

Public School Enrollment on the Rise

Enrollment in public elementary and secondary schools has trended upward, increasing 26% from 39.4 million students in 1985 to 49.8 million students in 2012. Birth rates and immigration are the major factors driving the increase. Another contributing factor was the expansion in prekindergarten enrollment from approximately 200,000 students in 1985 to 1.4 million in 2013.

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Opportunities for PreK-12 Educational Materials in the Consumer Market 2015

Opportunities for PreK-12 Educational Materials in the Consumer Market 2015

Simba Completes Acquisition of EMR

Simba Information, EM’s parent, in July completed its acquisition of Education Market Research, merging the two leading providers of business intelligence on the PreK-12 and college markets for instructional materials.

EMR contributes a curriculum-based market analysis based on proprietary surveys that EMR has conducted through the years to Simba’s thematic approach to current issues facing the education publishing industry-examining such topics as the shift to digital in curricula, the testin...

EMR Research Corner: Reading & CCSS

EMR Research Corner: Reading & CCSS

Informational text and writing are two areas where reading and English language arts educators are seeking new or different curriculum materials as they implement the Common Core State Standards. That is one of the findings of a new Common Core update report from Simba Information/Education Market Research.

More than half of educators (50.1%), responding to a spring 2014 EMR survey said implementation of the Common Core has caused a moderate change in the way they teach English language arts a...

Ed Tech Startup Quarterly Dashboard Launches

Ed Tech Startup Quarterly Dashboard Launches

Start-ups like digital instructional materials platform provider Red Shelf (Chicago) and incubators and accelerators like EDGE EdTech are among the topics and analysis you’ll find in Ed Tech Startup Quarterly Dashboard, the new publication from Simba Information.

Four times a year, Simba corrals the latest news and events among startups in the K-12 and higher education space and combines it with its signature analysis to provide usable data to help content providers, solutions developers and i...

E-Rate Requests Down for FY 2015

From Electronic Education Report, May 22,2015

The demand for E-Rate funding for the year running July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2106 is $3.92 billion, down almost $900 million from fiscal year 2014. That estimate came in May from the Universal Service Administrative Co., the administrative arm of the Federal Communications Commission, which oversees E-Rate.

Early indications are that the FCC will be able to fully fund, or come close to fully funding, the 48,404 applications filed for fiscal 2015. ...

Districts Benefit from Title I Bump

Districts Benefit from Title I Bump

From Electronic Education Report, April 10, 2015

Funding for Title I, the largest elementary and secondary education program that funds support for low-achieving children especially in high-poverty schools, climbed in fiscal year 2014, ended Sept. 30, 2014, to $14.38 billion, up from $13.76 billion in fiscal 2013 when sequester budget cuts took effect.

The 50 school districts that receive the largest Title I allocations were scheduled to receive $3.67 billion of the grants allocated to local...

More Deals Could Be On Way For ALM Media

By Jaewon Kang, excerpt from, Dec. 31, 2014

Even as ALM Media Properties LLC nears completing its first deal under new private equity backer Wasserstein & Co. LP, the New York media house is evaluating more acquisitions in the professional services industry.

In December, ALM Media acquired Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory from Bloomberg LP subsidiary Kennedy Information LLC. ALM and Kennedy did not disclose financial terms of the latest transaction. The deal includes Consul...

Election Results Mixed for Education Future

From Electronic Education Report, November 7, 2014

Looked at in broad strokes, the mid-term elections of 2014 were a victory for the Republican Party, which picked up seven seats to win control of the Senate, expanded its House of Representatives majority by an additional 12 seats and won three more governors’ mansion. Looked at in education terms, the results are more mixed in how they will impact funding, the Common Core State Standards, teacher evaluations and collective bargaining rights a...

$59 Tablet Sales Exceed Initial Availability

From Electronic Education Report, Sept. 12, 2014

MobyMax (Potomac, MD) introduced the $59 Moby Tablet this summer and CEO Glynn Willett told EER the company cannot supply enough to meet the market demand.

Willett described the Moby device as a complete education tablet that comes loaded with MobyMax’s online K-8 curriculum for math, reading, writing, language and literature. The tablet features a seven-inch screen and has teacher control features to avoid student distraction.

In addition t...